1920, eh? The world learned via Virginia there really is a Santa Claus around the same time. Interesting mind set 100 years ago! :)
That's pretty interesting (and funny). Santa was real but rockets could not launch...hmmm...
Well, at least they retracted their statement made all those years prior :) betty
They did do that. I don't think there was much of a choice.
Yes indeed, never say never. Thanks for that.
Thanks for stopping by!
that was a very pessimistic editor
No doubt about that!
My grand father didn't believe it was true that someone walk on the moon! Maybe he read the New York time in 1920!
Maybe, Richard! I always say "anything is possible". Because you just never know what will come about in the future.
It's fun looking back at these things.
I agree, never say never. Ever.25 loads, yikes. I will count tomorrow when I really, really do unplug. No more videos. So much fun though. Still no face as I am how do we say, chickin'shit.
Well, let's just say I exaggerated...a little...like 20 loads worth :) But it felt like 25!
What bothers you so much about it? You don't need to answer here. Maybe I'll ask in an email.
I wonder what adults living in 1920 would think of the world today?
I'm sure they'd be quite surprised and fascinated! And no doubt...upset about some things, too.
Very interesting information.
Thanks for stopping by, Gail!
I sat in awe watching the moon landing ...All the best Jan
An incredible moment!
I don't remember this issue. But I remember where I was when it landed. I was driving across northern Ontario and about the time of the landing the car radio faded out and I missed it.
Oh, that's too bad! Talk about bad timing with the radio.
I wonder why it took so long to retract the statement.
Maybe they forgot about it and someone reminded them of it? There must be a reason...
Apparently humans can't run a 4 minute mile and bumblebees aren't aerodynamically designed well enough to fly... "Experts" huh? Sci-fi authors can be more accurate, like Asimov writing about little hand-held computers linked wirelessly to the main computer brain back in, what, 1960s? When real computers were the size of a room to do simple calculations.
I know, right? Some of the sci-fi authors have been much better. Perhaps it's because they allow their imagination to run free!
They simply "offered a retraction"? How about just saying "We were wrong, and we're glad about it, because this isn't about our egos; it's about progress for humankind." Nah, that would've taken morals.
I totally agree, Robyn! It's hard to look beyond the big ego. It gets in the way :)
looking back gosh people underestimate their power...sometimes detrimental, occasional fabulous, atta Girl ;)
Very true, Lorraine. I like to leave the door open to possibilities. You just never know!